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adequate. they were able to blow the gate. they were able to launch rocket- propelled grenades into the facility. and six mortars, two of which didn't hit and four of which hit and did tremendous damage. >> reporter: there's also the issue of security within the compound. >> to have a safe room from which you can't get out, it makes no sense to me either. >> reporter: senator also wants to get to the bottom of questions raised by lieutenant- colonel andrew wood who told cbs news that security was being cut in libya on orders from higher ups despite clear signs that the situation was dangerous. >> it began just shortly after i arrived. there was pressure to reduce the number of security people there. >> pressure from where? >> uhm....... higher headquarters at the state department. >> does part of you wonder if the security request had been granted, those deaths could have been avoided? >> yes. yes, i do. i -- i think about that.
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i -- i -- i spend a lot of time thinking about that. >> reporter: and the senator's take? >> the state department apparently has said something like, he doesn't know what he's talking about. he sounded like to me he did know what he was talking about. the intelligence committee on the first thursday back, we will be holding a hearing. >> reporter: and as you know those hearings are already heated on the house side. the senate takes up the issue too. it's going to probably get very interesting. bottom line, dana, is that the senator says that wherever we have embassies or consulates they have to be safe or else we shouldn't be there. >> absolutely. thank you, phil matier. the california man behind the anti-muslim film initially blamed for the benghazi attack appeared in federal court in los angeles today. mark yousseff is accused of violating his probation for a 2010 bank fraud conviction. prosecutors say he has been lying to probation officers and
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using aliases including sambasly sam basseley. yusef denver the charges. prosecutors stress his arrest had nothing to do with the movie. malala yousufzai denies the mark yousseff denies the charges. >> it was an excuse and trigger point to have more violence. >> mark yousseff has a full hearing next month. he could be sent back to prison for three years if convicted. and it could be the safest place for him because there are now several bounties out on his head. a break in the case of a retired schoolteacher murdered in her home in hercules. her stolen car has been found. police spotted her subaru up in king county washington at 9:00 this morning. two people in the car were taken into custody. darnell and tania washington are being questioned. susie ko was found dead inside her home in hercules over the
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weekend. her car missing. police say darnell washington escaped from the san bernardino jail with the help of his wife tania back in august and since then police say the two went on a crime spree that included the attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy in southern california. now they are being questioned about whether they were involved in ko's murder. >> we really can't say that yet. we just know they were in the stolen vehicle and certainly there are people that we do want to talk to if they are not the suspects then hopefully they can give us information that lead us back to the suspects. >> investigators are also looking into whether they committed other crimes in travel. the new sheriff in town in san francisco is the old one. ross mirkarimi is back on the job tonight. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez with reaction from the mayor and the d.a. joe. >> reporter: we called it yesterday when we said expect the unexpected. sure enough the sheriff is back
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holding transitional meetings. he expects to be fully informed by this weekend. not everyone is thrilled that he is back. reporter: as ross mirkarimi arrives back at the sheriff's office this afternoon following seven months of suspension, he insists he will play nice with his elected colleagues even those who tried to get him fired. >> i look forward to working with the mayor, the city attorney and district attorney. >> reporter: but the district attorney had an announcement of his own. >> we're hoping mr. mirkarimi will see the value in recusing himself. >> reporter: george gascon sent the sheriff a letter asking him to recuse himself from cases regarding domestic violence. >> we're questioning his ability to deal with domestic violence matters during the period of time where he is on probation for committing the same type of crime. >> reporter: he has been on probation since march for bruising his wife's arm. after months of trying to get his job back, he succeeded just before 11:00 last night when in a surprise vote four of the 11 supervisors stood by mirkarimi. >> the charges of official
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misconduct against sheriff ross mirkarimi are not sustained. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: one more than required to throw him out of office. >> we had to make an absolutely clear bright line rule as to how you can determine official misconduct in the future because if you aren't able to do that, then you don't set up a clear and predictable rule for future mayors. >> they sought out an excuse for an inexcusable act. >> reporter: mayor lee says he is very disappointed in the outcome but that he would find a way to work with mirkarimi. he also was asked whether he would consider supporting a recall where the people of san francisco could oust mirkarimi by election. >> you know, that's going to be left up to the voters themselves. i think that's certainly an option. i have not thought about that myself. but that's the public's prerogative to consider that. >> reporter: you saw supervisor jane kim there struggling to
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explain her vote. this afternoon, she put out a tweet saying that in fact, if there were a recall election, she would support the recall of mirkarimi but dana, she says she did not support the vote to put him out of office. a lot of explaining going on back here at city hall. >> in this cash-strapped city at this time, a recall election would cost a lot of money. a lot of money and time has been spent on this already. >> reporter: that said, there are a lot people upset, domestic violence community said don't be surprised if somebody picks up the ball and runs with th joe vazquez, thank you. a rare thunderstorm warning for parts of the south bay earlier this afternoon. some neighborhoods still getting wet. roberta gonzales tracking it all on hi-def doppler. roberta. >> good evening. all of the activity to the south of the san jose area gilroy with reported hail in that particular neighborhood as well. and this is our very latest live high-def doppler radar. you see the yellow, that's a heavy downpour that's now occurring between hollister and ridge mark and then when you
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start to see that cluster of orange right there, state park road the potential of a thunderstorm developing at this time. some of these thunderstorms have contained gusty winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. no rain falling within the immediate bay area. but the clouds are rolling in. the skies are darkening. we'll have your full pinpoint forecast and that's still coming up. >> all right, roberta. thank you. checking bay area headlines now, 10 people are homeless following the two-alarm fire in san jose. witnesses reported hearing an explosion at the home near mabel just before that fire broke out this afternoon. four of the 10 people who live there were home at the time. three escaped unhurt but one woman was badly burned. she is hospitalized tonight. another fire in union city this one damaging several businesses at a strip mall early this morning. fire caused the roof to collapse at the alvarado place shopping center. one firefighter was hurt cut his hand.
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they took him to the hospital. investigators looking into the cause of the fire. lightning is suspected of sparking this pallet fire at a richmond storage yard this morning. hundreds of stacked pallets were destroyed although no one was injured. the supreme court is listening to the question of whether the use of race should be a factor in college admissions. the court is hearing arguments that could lead to new limits on affirmative action. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman on what it could mean for uc- berkeley. >> reporter: uc-berkeley hasn't had affirmative action for admissions since 1996. it was banned in all california schools. >> i'm a minority being white here. >> reporter: this freshman points to the prevalence of asian-american students which make up 40% of the student body even though they are only 12% of the u.s. population. berkeley is talking about changing the rules because so many asians are eligible on grades and test scores alone. >> that is demonstrating
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there's a large population of people that are working harder and getting in because of that. >> my name is jennifer tran. >> reporter: these protestors don't think so at the u.s. supreme court. it's listening to a case from texas where it is legal and where white student abigail fisher didn't get into the university of texas saying she didn't get the extra points that other races do. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> reporter: this senior says she had the grades anyway but she says many minority students don't and when they do get here they add to the overall experience for everyone. >> giving those that haven't had a voice before a chance and an opportunity and especially at an institution like this a chance to learn. >> reporter: the court ruled that race can be a factor in 2003 but it's a much different court these days. california eventually could be affected if this case starts
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another discussion nationwide. mike sugerman, cbs 5. there's a piece of metal about like that big looked like it had some blades. >> and it slammed into this chevy just minutes ago we confirmed the source of the heavy metal damage. >> why can't people just do things just out of the goodness of their heart? he saved their boat. >> now the salvager wants money. we're talking hundreds of thousands of dollars. is the bay area sailor a pirate or a hero? >> he is gasping for air. >> this bay area dad lost his son because of dessert. >> it was the most heartbreaking day of our lives. >> his life-saving crusade to protect 12 million kids from food allergies. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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unusual problem that left ay area couple scratching their heads. how did a big update tonight on an unusual problem that left a bay area couple scratching their
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heads. how did a big chunk of concrete end up in the back of their suv? that chunk of concrete flew through the air late sunday night or early monday morning on newbury court in palo alto. cbs reporter len ramirez is going to show us the damage. len. >> reporter: allen, this has been the talk of the neighborhood because trains go by constantly at high speeds. now we know for sure at least part of one train ended up in somebody's suv. did it come from a train? or just mysteriously fall out of the sky? >> something sliced through the middle of it. >> reporter: she is talking about her suv and the flying object that ripped into the tailgate like some sort of heavy metal frisbee. >> we start thinking like, wow, like what if it was during the day and our kids were playing soccer, they love playing soccer in the front yard, or what if someone was in the car and had been injured? >> reporter: zoe and her husband discovered the damage monday morning when they left for work. then they drove it to the body shop.
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>> there's a piece of metal, it was about like that big looked like it had some blades and it was just like halfway in there. it kind of dented the floor a little bit. we had to cut all this out just to get that metal piece out. >> reporter: this estimator said it was made from concrete and steel and weighed about 25 pounds. they also found some markings on it. >> there's a part number on that blade that said up999 and it came up as part of a train. >> reporter: caltrain commuters and freight lines use the tracks in palo alto. a spokesman said there will be no incidents on the locomotive and union pacific told the palo alto newspaper that it had no dissidents reported either. but for the peters a part of the train flying 200 feet from the tracks to the enabled seems like neighborhood seems the only plausible answer. >> it must have flown so high it came down at a trajectory like this into the back of the cart.
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>> reporter: we have an update on this story. i got off the phone with the palo alto police department which has the piece in its custody. they said that today a chief mechanic with caltrain came to the police department, looked at the piece, confirmed that it was not part of a caltrain but part of a union pacific train and the police department said further that that train has been located in san francisco. so the mystery has been solved at least for now. we don't have that confirmed by the railroad at this point yet. >> but it's still disconcerting to think a piece could fly off like that. >> reporter: it is. there is a train going by right now! >> look the other way! [ laughter ] >> reporter: you see these trains come by here. you can just imagine something blowing apart and flying over here. like the homeowner said, you can only imagine if somebody
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had been here in the daytime, kids out here, somebody could definitely have been killed by that. it was coming with that much force. >> yeah. all right. len ramirez, thank you. an entire america's cup team is high and dry after a local sailor rescued their runaway racing yacht. he then demanded a hefty reward for its return. cbs 5 reporter john ramos explains the case is now sailing for court. >> reporter: america's cup yachts are the racehorses of the high seas but the sunday before last one of them got out of the barn. somehow in the middle of the night, the french boat "energy" slipped its mooring lines and drifted out into the bay. it ended up over by the rocky shore of treasure island where it was spotted by a man named todd. he tied it to's own boat an towed it to the safety of the treasure island marina. >> they should do a better job tying up their boat. >> reporter: but now they can't because after this sunday's race, the boat was literally
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arrested and taken into custody. it seems todd knew about maritime law and filed a legal salvage claim against this boat. >> how sharp was this guy. >> reporter: he says a case from 1869 establishes the right of a person to be compensated for rescuing a vessel adrift on the sea. >> on the sea... that boat's going to get sunk or ripped up or that property is going to get destroyed. and because of the pearls of the sea, it's important to energize and motivate strangers to save the property for the benefit of the owner. >> reporter: but the french team's lawyer disagrees. he says the salvage rules shouldn't apply in the bay especially to todd who works at the docks. >> there is an additional rule
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that we don't want to incentivize people to people who have a duty to render aid to go and claim a ship or boat and then hold it hostage. >> reporter: hagey says the entire french time is in limbo as the boat sits in storage waiting for some kind of settlement. one report says an offer of $25,000 has been made but a court would evaluate the amount based on the value of the boat and the effort it took to save it. >> okay. it's going to end up north of $25,000, that's for damn sure. >> reporter: these are the rules of the sea. and maybe that's why the first lesson for any sailor is to tie a good knot. in san francisco, john ramos, cbs 5. now for the cbs 5 weather center, we're calling on our live high-def doppler radar. i want you to take a good look what's going on right now outside of the hollister area between there and castroville. we have lightning strikes that are now being detected by our doppler. and it's right near highway 101
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and 156. you see that cluster of orange and yellow that's a heavy downpour that contains lightning strikes. as i zoomed in you can get a better view of the location. it continues to gradually lift in a north direction. now, this is our high-def doppler radar taking a good peek at the immediate bay area where we have no raindrops. however, it's getting dark and gloomy as we take a look at our live cbs 5 weather camera across the bay towards oakland where we have a baseball game being played under partly to mostly cloudy skies. current air temperature in oakland in the upper 50s. san francisco 57 degrees. west winds up to 15. sunset in vacaville, clear there at 66. westerlies at 13. tonight that threat of showers and thunderstorms diminishing after sunset. tomorrow mostly cloudy and a warmer weekend on tap tonight overnight into the 50s and 40s. check out santa rosa 46 degrees. here's how you can plan your morning commute. cloud cover from the coast to our inland areas a slight chance of a morning shower.
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that's about it. these clouds will mask the sunshine so temperatures going down 50s, 60s beaches, 60s around the peninsula up to 70 degrees for the warmest location of our inland areas east of the bay and to the north, as well. seven-day forecast gang, that's still coming up later on in this broadcast. this bay area teen died hours after eating dessert. >> it was the most heartbreaking day of our lives. >> his father's crusade to prevent food allergy deaths. the nationwide law he says will save children's lives. coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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bay. oakland police are on the scene of a shooting thas breaking news out of the east bay. oakland police are on the scene of a shooting that apparently has injured a 12-year-old girl. it happened in the 6200 block of harmon avenue. this is a live picture of that
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area now. the shooting reported just after 5:00. we are checking into reports that the girl was apparently caught in the crossfire of the shooting. she was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. the number of kids with foo allergies is sky rocking. no one knows why. if you do have an allergy often one wrong bite can kill. a bay area dad lost his son because of dessert. cbs 5 reporter sharon chin on his crusade to protect 12 million children with a law he says will save lives. >> reporter: it happened four years ago. brian of san jose recalls every detail. his family vacation to mexico celebrating his oldest son bj's 18th birthday and high school graduation. >> we were walking and then bj, you know, he comes up to me he
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goes, dad, you know, my throat hurts. can you get me some cough drops? >> reporter: those would be his last words to his father. >> his lips are blue. he is all pale. he is gasping for air. >> reporter: he is allergic to peanuts and ate some in his dessert. he had accidentally eaten peanuts before. >> he would get hives and give him antihistamine. he would be okay. this time it killed him. >> reporter: 12 million american children or one in 12 have a food allergy and half will have a life-threatening reaction sometime in their lives. ' researcher at lucille packard children's hospital. >> people can look normal and then within a matter of matter of minutes if they ingest that food accidentally or someone perhaps wipes it on their skin, they can have a reaction. >> reporter: the centers for disease control says the number
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of children with food allergies doubles every two decades and those allergies kill up to 500 children a year. dr. nadeau says there is no known cause or clear explanation why serious cases are growing. >> probably because there's a genetic component. that is something that's inherited from family to family. but in addition, there's something in the environment. >> reporter: doctors like nadeau are doing clinical trials to find a cure. meanwhile, the best thing families can do is prevent a serious allergic reaction. for sharon and jimmy wong of san mateo, that means painstakingly scrutinizing food labels and avoiding many restaurants. >> every decision, every, single bite, is a life-or-death decision. >> reporter: their 9-year-old son brandon has a severe allergy to peanuts. he doesn't even have to eat it or touch it. >> he got a hug from a relative that had eaten nuts earlier and he threw up within 20 minutes. >> reporter: the wongs carry an epinephrine pen everywhere. >> reporter: you can inject it
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right through clothing. in the case of an anaphylactic reaction, parents inject the medicine from the epi-pen to keep the child alive while they race to the emergency room. wongs propose to have schools required to carry epi-pens to treat any students with that emergency. >> 20% of times it's undiagnosed food allergy in school. >> reporter: hamm is lobbying congress to pass the epi-pen legislation one way he is urging people to take food allergies seriously. >> get your child checked. you will never get over this. >> reporter: sharon chin, cbs 5. >> there is a fundraising walk in san jose this weekend to promote awareness of food allergies. we have details on cbssf.com. just click on "newslinks." in our next half hour, california still very much blue. but mitt romney is cutting into
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president obama's lead. how much the race is tightened here since the first presidential debate. >> and this halloween why a bay area city is cancelling a popular community tradition. ,,,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. now at 6:30, mitt romney has been slicing into president obama's lead in california ever since the first presidential debate. that's just one of the findings of our exclusive eyewitness news poll and there are dueling tax initiatives for education on the november ballot. one of them just tipped to the negative. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee with the numbers. >> reporter: allen, let's start with what propositions 30 and 38 have in common. they both raise billions of dollars for education through taxes but where that money goes is a source of contention between the two camps. and it is starting to get a little nasty in the tv ad war. >> let's see how two measures measure up. >> reporter: yes on proposition 38 takes on its competing initiative head on in a new campaign ad. >> prop 30 spends money here but lets the politicians take it out here. that's why sacramento is behind it. >> reporter: those who support
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prop 30 including governor brown are not happy about this new ad. >> they have gone absolutely negative. it's an attack ad against prop 30. >> reporter: 38 supporters say it's not an attack ad saying, we reject that characterization. our new ad is similar in tone and theme to all our other ads. >> prop 30 stops the cuts. >> reporter: reportedly, the governor has pushed for a positive campaign at least publicly, a move that may have been wise according to usc education professor lawrence picas. that's because going negative can affect both initiatives. >> when things get confusing our voters tend to turn them down and vote no. >> reporter: with both ads making similar clams, it is hard to differentiate. >> sacramento politicians can't touch th money. >> don't be misled by our politicians. to help our schools vote yes on 38. >> reporter: let's compare. prop 30 would raise state income taxes for the wealthiest for seven years and increase the sales tax by a quarter
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percent. while prop 38 would increase state income taxes on almost all california taxpayers. prop 30 is supposed to raise $6 billion in extra revenue for schools. prop 38 estimates that it will raise $10 billion. but how does that extra revenue get to the schools? each initiative has a separate pact. >> it puts money into the state's general fund and a lot of it then goes to education because proposition 98 would require that it does and because that's how they have set up the budget. under proposition 38, the money is directed specifically towards various places in education. 60% goes directly to schools. >> reporter: and don't forget the governor has tied $6 billion in trigger cuts to proposition 30. so if it fails, k-12 and the universities of our state will suffer and with less than 4 weeks to go prop 30 could go either way according to our latest surveyusa poll. voters were given a detailed description of the tax measure. 45% say they would vote for it,
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39 said no to prop 30. as for the presidency, while he is still expected to win california, the surveyusa poll shows he took a big hit following the presidential debate. he led by 22 points just a month ago. now he leads republican nominee mitt romney by 14 points. so while the swing states are still likely to decide this election, romney has shown improvement in places like ohio as well in the polls and that's a very key state. allen? >> thank you. and we have some breaking news now on the evening commute. bart service between san francisco and the east bay is now stopped. there is a bart train broken down inside the transbay tube. there is no word yet that we're hearing about on when it will be fixed. so in the meantime, bart is reporting systemwide delays so again, between san francisco and the east bay, bart is stuck in the transbay tube. many no doubt as fans on that train trying to get to the
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game. we'll keep an eye on that for you. a long-time halloween tradition in the east bay has been canceled. it used to bring hundreds of little ghosts and goblins to downtown concord. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo on how the city is still trying to salvage some kind of halloween spirit. >> it's safe. you know, and it's fun. it's wholesome. the whole families get in on it. >> reporter: for more than two decades the city of concord has hosted a halloween party and parade at todos santos plaza the sunday before halloween. it's become a multigenerational event. >> you don't get a lot of chance to be part of your community and do things like that. >> reporter: but the loss of state redevelopment money is still hitting cities hard and this year, along with more than 2 dozen other downtown events, the costume contest and pooch parade have been called off. >> we're certainly going to miss it. and not necessarily from a business point of view but really from a community point of view. >> we had to make a choice between a one-day event like the parade and saving the music
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series. that's what we focused on. >> reporter: the music and market program fills this park every thursday night during the summer months and has been a big boost for businesses. they don't want to lose that momentum during the quiet fall months and they are hoping the public will continue to participate in the scarecrow around the square competition. from october 18th to the 28th, businesses compete to be voted the best display. >> we knew it brought people downtown. the first couple of years we had maybe 100 votes cast. last year, we had over 650 ballots cast. >> reporter: this was a bookstore's entry one year. apparently, half price books puts in 100% in this competition. the old spaghetti factory has their eyes on them this year. >> usually they have the best ones and every year i have to get that bookstore. so -- [ laughter ] >> i did not know that. we really want to beat her, too. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the competition is heating up which is appropriate considering this year's theme was just announced and is election. but no matter where you
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lookings the tough choices facing cities don't seem to be getting any easier. even if it seems as simple as child's play. in concord, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >> head less horseman would say the competition is cutthroat there. children can still trick or treat in downtown concord on halloween. well, it's one of the biggest recalls in the car company's history. coming up in tonight's consumerwatch, the problem that could cause a fire in millions of toyotas. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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year history. on the consumer watch, julie watts is here with the latet it's one of the largest recalls in the company's 75- year history. on the consumerwatch julie watts is here with the latest setback for toyota. >> reporter: first it was a sticky accelerator recall then the japanese tsunami. now toyota is recalling more than 7.4 million vehicles worldwide due to a faulty power window switch. .5 million of those cars were
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-- 2.5 million of those cars are here in the u.s. they may feel sticky and could catch fire. the recall affects more than a dozen cars, trucks and suvs between 2005 and 2010. including the camry. the national highway traffic safety administration warns about airbags. if you have purchased a car that may have been in an accident or purchased airbags in the last three years they could be counterfeit. they could fail to deploy and cause injuries. go to cbssf.com/consumerwatch to see if your airbags are state. walmart employees demonstrated outside the annual shareholders meeting. people called for better working conditions and wages. the next step, threats of protest on black friday. the protestors stealing some of
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the spotlight from walmart's new reloadable prepaid card. it's partnering with american express to off a first-of-its- kind bluebird card. financial comparison website nerdwallet says it beats many of its competitors when it comes to fees. for example, there are no monthly fees or activation fees and no fees to add cash as long as you do it at walmart. now, analysts say the partnership enables walmart to get more customers and american express to reach a broader audience. the card officially debuts monday. and remember, if you have a consumer complaint call us at 1- 888-5-helps-u. today our volunteers got a big public storage refund for a 75-year- old viewer who took advantage of the first month for a dollar deal, moved out after the first month and got charged $200. struggling for the refund and we got it back for him. >> love that. thank you. >> volunteers do great work. >> thank you. an oakland high school student's simple idea has turned into a big help for her peers. >> two it wasn't even a very
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big deal for me until i realized how big a deal it was for them. >> the project that has everyone walking a little taller. green on the screen generally means that you need your umbrella. but yellow and orange, we'll pinpoint where it's raining the hardest still straight ahead. did a second baseman survive the philippines? i'm dennis o'donnell. and a hero for the giants coming up. you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. save up to 15%
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[ laughter ] >> as a professor can be. on monday ucsf professor shinya yamanaka won the nobel prize in medicine. an east bay teenager has a closet like no other filled with thousands of pieces of clothing to give away. cbs 5 reporter sharon chin introduces us to this week's jefferson award. winner. >> it's a nice athletic jersey. >> reporter: like many teens laura graham of oakland is hung up on fashionable clothes but not just for herself. >> i've learned that small things can become big things. >> reporter: the 16-year-old junior at bishop o'dowd high school collects donated clothes through her nonprofit "1 closet" and she has given away more than 5,000 pieces of clothing to about 900 teenagers in the last year. >> and there's so many people cleaning out their closets. their parents, fine a home for these, donate them to good will. a lot of people want to find something in their community
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they can give them to. >> reporter: the idea started during a dinner conversation at home. her father was talking about a friend getting ready to adopt a teenager and laura realized she could help. laura was surprised to learn that foster children receive a wardrobe allowance of about $200 for the whole year. >> i thought like i live in oakland, i can do something about this. >> reporter: so as a high school freshman in early 2011, she organized a high school drive to donate gently used but contemporary attire. other schools jumped in. >> and our major one was san ramon valley high school. they donated so much. and i was like wow. this is crazy. it's like really heavy. >> reporter: since founding "1 closet" in the spring of 2011 she worked with about 15 high schools to collect and distribute clothing for low income kids at the boys & girls club and social services agencies throughout the east bay. >> they were so happy. and actually, one of the leaders at the boys & girls club was crying. and that just made me realize like it wasn't even a very big deal for me until i realized how big of a deal it was for
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them. >> reporter: 15-year-old chynna edwards is picking clothes from "1 closet" saying it shows someone cares. >> it means a lot because i don't really have a lot. so to have someone willing to give to me is -- it -- it helps a lot. >> reporter: judy reed executive director of the west contra costa salesian boys & girls club says the donations clothe students with confidence. >> it helps them get up out of bed and, you know, tackle school with -- with and i can do attitude instead of, you know, whoa is me. >> reporter: and laura herself can wear a sense of pride. >> i think it's crazy. it seems improbable that something like that could happen from just one person. >> reporter: so for donating and collecting clothes for hundreds of east bay teenagers this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to laura graham. sharon chin, cbs 5. and now from the cbs 5 weather center, you ask and you
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shall receive. friends from my facebook page sent in storm pictures. this one here of the storm clouds gathering in the santa cruz mountains. that's quarter-sized hail that fell from a thunderstorm. right now our live high-def doppler radar picking up a cell of activity off the course over moss landing dumping copious amounts of rain. we have the development of the rain showers beginning in brentwood and antioch. it dissipates in walnut creek falling apart with the directions it's moving or it would be making tracks to the coliseum. right now mostly cloudy skies at the baseball game and throughout much of the bay area.
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58 in oakland. 6 in mountain view. overnight showers diminish temperatures into the 40s and 50s. we'll see a scattered shower through the early evening hours. then tapering off. never too early to start talking about the weekend. wait until you see that seven- day forecast. this interesting doings. we have been talking about this area of low pressure for a good week. still rotating off the coastline sending the rain showers from a counterclockwise position from the south up into the bay area in a northerly direction. very unstable air mass. so our futurecast places a slight chance of rain in the morning commute forecast otherwise mostly cloudy skies and then we see a west wind in the afternoon. so we stay socked in along the immediate seashore. temperatures going down tomorrow in comparison to today. 50s at the beaches, 60s peninsula including belmont, millbrae and south san francisco. upper 60s pretty common across the santa clara valley
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including the almaden valley. up to 70 degrees apiece in disco bay and antioch, brentwood. then also the blackhawk area. upper 60s in santa rosa through cotati. again the westerlies up to 20. vigorous winds in the late afternoon. cloudy friday, low finally ejects to the east leaving us with sunny skies over the weekend. and then much warmer conditions by this time next week. that is your pinpoint forecast. ,,
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oblique muscle saturday in e one. dusty baker was hopings ace could start today, instd he was stratched from the rs roster.. reds pitcher johnnie quaid doe scraped his oblique muscle in game one saturday. dusty baker was hoping he could start today but was scratched from the reds roster. hunter pence firing up the squad like a football player and it worked. second pitch of the game pagan into the bleachers. it was 1-0 san francisco. but zito couldn't hold the line. three walks in the 1st inning plus a free pass to todd frasier. the bats stayed hot. blanco in the same spot as pagan two-run job. san francisco 3-1. lincecum called on with two runners on.
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he got ryan ludwig swinging preserving the lead. the giants added news. pagan with a double made it 4- 2 san francisco. then they would put it out of reach. after the runner comes across, pablo sandoval with a moon shot in the 7th inning. giants win 8-3. and even it up. lincecum strikes out 6 in relief and gets the win. >> i wouldn't say surprised. you go out there with an expectation of doing well. when things go well, you. >> are just like this is the way it should be. this is what i need to do to get here. i'll do that more often. i feel like the momentum we started with talking about that whole -- hunter doing motivational speeches which are extremely inspiring. they raise us up and bring us up. it's not going out as individuals. it's going out there as giants. >> how about hunter pence? matt lido starts tomorrow.
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when he was with the padres he once autographed a baseball i hate sf. brandon jacobs hasn't gotten on the field since he injured himself in the preseason. jacobs could be on the field against his former team sunday. >> an applicable divorce? >> you know. yeah, i could say that. >> you have to think about that. >> i kept the dogs out. >> you got the dog. >> i gave them the money and kept the dog. >> that was vern exclusively. eli manning gets sacked six times in the nfc championship game. jim harbaugh gave the giants quarterback some high praise this this week's coaches corner. >> he is a magician in a lot of ways. the throws he makes, the things he can get out of and into. he's a real football player. that's about the highest compliment you can give a football player because it encompasses so many attributes. >> i want to ask you about
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alex's week. it was fun. i think the quarterback rating was 156. then he threw out the first pitch at the giants game. then he got to meet president barack obama. that's a pretty good trifecta, isn't it? >> alex, real it was a great experience for him from what he told all of us. i did hear about the really warm ovation he got from the players and the crowd. so what a neat experience for alex and for our team to have one of our guys throw out the pitch of the opening game of the play-offs. that's very neat. >> yeah. alex definitely had a better week than barack obama. a jets camp update on "survivor." ♪ [ music ] >> we have had a really young group of kids that aren't married that don't know how to carry a professional conversation, jonathan can do that. >> and he's trying, you know? the guy's trying. >> will jeff kent survive to
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see another episode? tune in tonight on "survivor" 8:00 cbs. >> tune in. or not. thank you. have an update on the bart situation in the transbay tube. a train has broken down as we told you. that's causing huge delays. now we're being told bart has been able to reestablish single track service between san francisco and oakland. that's a little good news but still some big delays. >> all those fans on that train right now? >> trying to get to the game. >> i would get off and just run! >> not until you clear the tunnel. >> we are going to have information on the game when we come back at 10:00 and 11:00 and much more news, as well. and weather. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com [monotone] she says,e and you could save hundreds."
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